|Catches fire from lava||
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
|Any wood Slab +
Lecterns are the job site block of Librarian villagers.
Librarian villagers do not use lecterns, such as placing books into them. They only stare at the lectern from less than a block away as "working".
Lecterns can also hold a single book and quill or written book that other players can read at the same time. Right-clicking an empty one with a book and quill or written book places it. Right-clicking a lectern with a book already occupied opens an interface to read the book. Books occupying a lectern can be retrieved through the interface,[Java Edition only] punching the lectern[Bedrock Edition only] or by destroying the lectern, even when
/gamerule doTileDrops is false.
Lecterns holding a book emit a full-strength redstone pulse that is one game tick long (0.5 redstone ticks) when a page is turned. A redstone comparator also records book reading and sends a signal, depending on what page the player is currently on. Because Bedrock Edition displays two pages of the book at once, the same signal strength increments require double the number of pages.
For Java Edition a book with only 1 page gives maximum signal strength, however page 1 always gives 1 signal strength no matter what if a book contains at least 2 pages.
Due to this, to calculate the signal strength of books with more than 1 page, use the following formula:
Where is the "floor" operation (round down), is the maximum number of pages the book on the lectern has, and is the current page number the lectern is turned to.
This is most noticeable when a book has 2 pages where the signal strength is either 1 on page 1 or 15 on page 2.
A book that would step up or down in increments of 1 per page would be 15 pages long.
For Bedrock Edition the formula is slightly different. Due to Bedrock Edition showing 2 pages at once and counting a change to the book's output only if the highest even numbered page contains information, a redstone comparator treats books with 3 pages the same as those with 1 or 2 pages of information, the same as how Java Edition would treat a book with just 1 page.
For 4 or more pages of information use the following formula to calculate signal strength.
In this case is half of the maximum page number rounded down, and is half of the current highest page number containing data displayed on the book interface, rounded down.
Rounding down is required to eliminate the discrepancy caused by books containing an odd number of pages. For example, a book with 8 pages gives a signal strength of 15 when looking at pages 7-8. A book with 9 pages has a signal strength of 15 when looking at either pages 7-8 and 9-10.
In Bedrock Edition, a book that steps up or down in increments of 1 per page turned must be exactly 30 pages long, with information left on page 30.
Lecterns can be used as fuel in furnaces to smelt 1.5 items.
Lecterns can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass" sound.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|?||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|?||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.23||0.5|
|?||Blocks||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.18||1.0|
|?||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.3||1.0|
|?||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8|
|Lectern||Block & Item|
|Name||Identifier||Numeric ID||Form||Item ID[i 1]||Translation key|
|Lectern||Block & Giveable Item[i 2]||Identical[i 3]|
- ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
- Available with
- The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|facing||The direction the lectern is facing.|
Opposite from the direction the player faces when placing a lectern.
|has_book||If the lectern currently has a book.|
|powered||If the lectern is currently outputting a redstone signal.|
|Name||Metadata Bits||Default value||Allowed values||Values for
|direction||The direction the lectern is facing.
|powered_bit||If the lectern is currently outputting a redstone signal.|
- Block entity data
- Tags common to all block entities
- Book: The book item, without the slot tag, currently on the lectern, may not exist.
- Tags common to all items
- Page: The page the book is currently on, starting from 0, does not exist if there's no book. If higher than the total amount of pages in the book, gets set to -1.
|August 18, 2012||The lectern was an old project of Dinnerbone's. It was meant to be a stand for written books, so they could be easily read. He was well on his way to creating it when he encountered problems and scrapped the idea, but mentioned that he might pick up work on the lectern in the near future.|
|December 18, 2013||Dinnerbone states in his Reddit AMA that he has revisited lecterns, but scrapped them again as "something about them just didn't feel right".|
|October 18, 2018||Dinnerbone reveals that the lectern is once again in development.|
|Lecterns are currently obtainable only from the creative inventory and have no functionality.|
|Lecterns currently have a |
|There is a file lectern.png which has each texture of the lectern on a large sheet. However, this is unused, as separate files ae also present.|
|18w45a||The inventory icon of lecterns has been slightly changed from to .|
|Removed the unused lectern.png file.|
|The texture of lecterns has now been changed.|
|The bottom texture of lecterns has been changed from to .|
|18w47a||The bottom texture of lecterns has been changed, once again.|
|18w48a||Lecterns now generate in the updated plains villages.|
|18w49a||Lecterns now generate in the updated savanna villages and the new snowy tundra villages.|
|18w50a||Lecterns now generate in the updated desert and taiga villages.|
|19w02a||Lecterns now have a crafting recipe.|
|Lecterns can now be used to hold books.|
|Lecterns now emit a redstone pulse when a page is changed.|
|Lecterns now use the correct cullface argument for its bottom face.|
|?||Lecterns now use some corrected side cullface arguments for the front and back of their base plate.|
|19w03a||Certain blocks can no longer be supported by the top of a lectern.|
|19w03c||Lecterns now use correct cullface arguments on the left and right hand side of their base plate.|
|19w11a||Lecterns now serve as librarian villagers' job site block.|
|1.17||21w08a||Lectern position within the Redstone tab has been moved out of the "essential" group in the creative inventory.|
|21w11a||Tweaked the lectern model.|
|1.18||Pre-release 5||The base texture of lectern has now been changed.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.19||22w13a||Lectern now generate as part of ancient city.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Added lecterns.|
|1.11.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Lecterns now emit a redstone pulse when a page is turned.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
The first image of a modern lectern.